Style Guide

University Style Guide 2012The University of Southern Mississippi recognizes specific terminology unique to the university, based on years of working in specific subject matter. While University Communications observes Associated Press Style (AP Style) in news writing, staff also acknowledge exceptions to strict AP Style in terms of unique university identifiers and programs.

The University Style Guide [PDF] has been compiled over many years by editors throughout the university. The version represented here was last updated in 2008. Arranged in alphabetical order, the terms contained here indicate verbiage unique to the university or unique treatment of certain terms by the university.